Bloomberg: Apple Working on MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone 12

Apple is working on a magnetic battery pack attachment for iPhone 12, according to a new report from Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman. Apple has been developing the attachment for at least a year and it has been scheduled to launch in the months following the release of the ‌iPhone 12‌ line, according to people with knowledge […]

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Bloomberg: Apple Hiring Engineers to Work on 6G Wireless Connectivity

Apple is hiring engineers to work on next-generation 6G wireless technology, based on job listings spotted by Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman. The listings are for positions at Apple’s offices in Silicon Valley and San Diego, where the company works on wireless technology development and chip design, according to Gurman’s report. “You will have the unique and […]

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Bloomberg Story Breaks Down Apple’s Unrivaled Success Under Tim Cook’s Leadership

Bloomberg has published an in-depth piece by journalists Austin Carr and Mark Gurman about the rise of Apple under Tim Cook‘s leadership, covering several attributes of the CEO that took over from Steve Jobs, including his diplomatic acumen, operational prowess, eye for detail, and manifest success in making Apple one of the biggest companies in […]

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Apple Executive Dan Riccio Reportedly Shifting Focus to AR/VR Headsets

Last month, Apple announced that its hardware engineering chief Dan Riccio would be transitioning to a new role focusing on a “new project,” and Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman today claimed that focus area will be AR/VR headsets. From the report: Riccio’s move is similar to the approach taken last year by Phil Schiller, the company’s former […]

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Apple Pauses Electric Car Talks With Hyundai and Kia

Multiple rumors over the course of the last week have suggested that Apple has been discussing Apple car manufacturing with Hyundai and Hyundai affiliate Kia, but those talks have paused recently, reports Bloomberg. Apple has also been discussing its Apple Car plans with other automobile manufacturers, so despite rumors suggesting Apple is considering a deal […]

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Bloomberg: Next MacBook Pro to Feature SD Card Reader

Last week, reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo outlined his expectations for new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models later this year, including the return of the MagSafe charging connector, the removal of the Touch Bar, a new flat-edged design, and the return of more ports built into the notebooks for expanded connectivity. A concept of a […]

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Bloomberg: Face ID for iMac Likely Pushed Back to Second Iteration of Upcoming Redesign

Apple is believed to be working on redesigned versions of the iMac that feature the biggest design overhaul to the ‌iMac‌ line since 2012. However, Apple’s Face ID facial recognition authentication system, which debuted in 2018’s iPhone X, is likely to feature in the second iteration of the redesign rather than the first, according to […]

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Bloomberg: Apple Working on ‘Thinner and Lighter’ High-End MacBook Air With MagSafe, Could Launch in Second Half of 2021

Apple is working on a “thinner and lighter” version of the MacBook Air that the company plans to release during the second half of this year at the earliest or in 2022, according to a new report by well-connected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman. It will include Apple’s MagSafe charging technology and a next-generation version of […]

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Bloomberg: Apple’s First AR/VR Headset ‘Pricey, Niche Precursor’ to More Ambitious Device and Could Launch Next Year

Apple’s first virtual reality headset will be a “pricey, niche precursor” to a more ambitious augmented reality product, according to a new report from Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman. As a mostly virtual reality device, it will display an all-encompassing 3-D digital environment for gaming, watching video and communicating. AR functionality, the ability to overlay images and […]

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Apple Testing In-Display Fingerprint Sensor for iPhone 13, Foldable iPhone Also in the Works

Apple has started “early work” on an iPhone that has a foldable display, according to a new report from Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman. Though testing of a foldable ‌iPhone‌ has begun, Apple has not committed to releasing a device that has a foldable display. Development has not yet expanded beyond a display and Apple does not […]

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Apple Working on Two New Mac Pro Desktops, One of Which Will Be Reminiscent of Power Mac G4 Cube

Apple is developing two versions of the Mac Pro to succeed the ‌Mac Pro‌ that was first released in December 2019, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The first updated ‌Mac Pro‌ is a direct successor to the current ‌Mac Pro‌ and it will use the same design. It may also be equipped with […]

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Apple Developing Redesigned iMac With Slimmer Bezels, Apple Silicon Chips

Along with new redesigned 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, Apple also has major plans for other Macs in the Mac lineup. We’ve been hearing rumors about a redesigned iMac for more than a year now, and Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman today shared a report that offers details on what to expect. The new ‌iMac‌ models […]

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Apple Said to Be Working on Lower-Priced External Monitor to Succeed Thunderbolt Display

Apple has started early development of a lower-priced external monitor that would be sold alongside its high-end Pro Display XDR, according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman. The display would be a consumer-oriented successor to Apple’s previous Thunderbolt Display, introduced in 2011 for $999 and discontinued in 2016. Thunderbolt Display The report claims that Apple’s new lower-priced […]

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Bloomberg: Next-Generation MacBook Pro to Offer Improved Displays, Faster Charging Over MagSafe

Following today’s report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo outlining major changes for the next-generation MacBook Pro models coming in the third quarter of this year, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman has weighed in with his own report corroborating some of the details but seemingly differing a bit on others. First, Gurman shares more details on the return of […]

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Bloomberg: Apple Launching Apple Silicon MacBook Pro, iMacs, and Mac Pro Next Year

Apple Researching a Matte Black Finish for MacBooks Apple has filed a patent application for an intense light-absorbant matte black finish for a range of products, including the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and MacBook (via Patently Apple). Image via ColorWare The patent application, filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, is titled “Anodized Part […]

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Apple’s ‘Environmental Obligations Are Not Taken Seriously Enough,’ Say British Lawmakers

After failing to appear before British lawmakers, Apple has been accused of not taking its environmental obligations seriously enough, particularly on e-waste, reports Bloomberg. Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked to appear before the Environmental Audit Select Committee of the House of Commons, but failed to respond before a September 4 deadline. Apple was previously […]

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New Report Outlines Potential Successors to Apple’s CEO Tim Cook and Other Senior Executives

In a new report, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman has laid out Apple’s current succession planning for the company’s senior leadership roles. The report explains that Apple is increasingly devoting attention to developing a “new generation of leaders” who will eventually take over senior roles in the company. Amid increasing awareness that CEO Tim Cook and his […]

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Japanese Developers Criticize Apple’s App Store Policies and Approval Process

The ongoing dispute between Apple and Epic Games has spurred complaints from Japanese game developers about Apple’s App Store business model and the way it handles third-party app submissions. Bloomberg reports that some developers in the Japanese gaming market have been emboldened by the dispute and are becoming more vocal about their own concerns, which […]

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Bloomberg: Apple Could Add AR Bonus Content to Apple TV+ Shows in 2021

Apple plans to add bonus augmented reality content to its Apple TV+ streaming video service, according to a new report today by Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman. The new feature is said to take aspects of scenes in a TV show, such as characters or objects, and display them on the viewer’s iPhone or iPad so they […]

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Bloomberg: New Apple Services Show Slow Growth in First Few Quarters

Apple journalist Mark Gurman on Tuesday filed a Bloomberg story summarizing what investors perceive as Apple’s lackluster return on its TV+, Arcade, News+ and Apple Card services after their first few quarters on the market. Apple is due to report results on July 30 for the fiscal third quarter, and analysts have forecast $13.1 billion […]

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